JULIAN LAMADRID RELEASES RED CAR ALONG WITH LIVE SESSION VIDEO
COMING OFF NEW YORK CITY’S MERCURY LOUNGE AND LOS ANGELES’ THE ECHO PERFORMANCES
Toronto, ON – September 20, 2019 – New York-based artist, Julian Lamadrid, releases his new single, Red Car along with a stunning, stripped-down live session video. Watch here. Born and raised in Dubai to Mexican expats, Julian has previously released, Mess, Neon and most recently, Die Young, off of his forthcoming album Mala Noche, which will come out this fall. Julian composed, wrote and produced the record in its entirety, as well as directed all of the accompanying visuals.
Julian says, “Red Car is a return to form, a boy and his guitar singing from the depths of his vulnerability. it’s a soft meditation on the glorification of beauty; I want to know how it feels to be a beautiful girl these days."
Julian has just come off two successful shows in both New York at Mercury Lounge and LA at The Echo.
Mess, Neon and Die Young have garnered tastemaker buzz from the likes of Wonderland, CLASH, Flaunt Magazine, VMAN, Billboard and more. L’Officiel USA claimed, “Julian Lamadrid is a masterful young musician on the rise,” and 1883 Magazine lauded Julian for “living and breathing art in its many forms, he writes his own lyrics, directs his own music videos, and has produced his own songs.”
With Elvis Presley, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed as his greatest inspirations, 21-year-old Julian Lamadrid has grown up on a steady diet of music, literature and film. At 18, he moved to New York City, citing films as Taxi Driver and Midnight Cowboy as reasons to enroll in New York University’s film school. Writing and producing along the way, Julian grew frustrated by societal pressure to create data driven and social media-focused art. In turn, he set out to take a risk and record an album that will release later this year.
Bobbing and weaving somewhere between new wave, bedroom pop, hip hop, 80s synth and British Rock, Julian’s music feels like the voice of a generation trying to find a sliver of joy through the lines of their loneliness. His vocals swim in lush synth pads, big melodies and major chords to communicate a feeling of desperation and frustration within a hectic world. Written and produced by Julian, with its visual content self-directed as well, the richness of his perspective creates an audible pathway towards the future of pop music.
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Live Session Video: